Archive for September, 2017


The least-stressful cities in the world

September 28th, 2017 by

If you’re looking for a stress-free holiday, it seems Germany is the place to be.In Zipjet’s 2017 global ranking of the least- and most-stressful cities , four of the 10 least-stressful locations were German centres. Stuttgart,…

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Flying from Singapore to Auckland with Singapore Airlines

September 28th, 2017 by

Louise Taylor flies SQ285 from Singapore to NZ The plane: A Boeing 777-300ER. There are 27 in the Singapore Airlines fleet. Class: Business. They introduced new First and Business Class cabins on many of their 777-300ERs and…

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Grant Bradley: A small matter of space

September 27th, 2017 by

Grant Bradley’s Budapest apartment fails to deliver on its online promises. News that booking services — mostly trading exclusively online — generated an increasing number of complaints to the Commerce Commission during…

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Staying at The Terraces Boutique Apartments, Port Vila

September 27th, 2017 by

Courtney Whitaker stays at a modern apartment in Vanuatu’s capital Location: Ten minutes’ walk from busy Port Vila town, and connected to Mangoes Resort, The Terraces are built on a cliff to make the most of the stunning Erakor…

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Flying from Auckland to Doha with Qatar Airways

September 27th, 2017 by

Stephanie Holmes flies QR921 Auckland to Doha – the world’s longest flight. Plane: Qatar Airways Boeing 777. Class: Economy Price: From $1715, Auckland to Doha return. Luggage: A generous 30kg allowance for checked baggage…

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Flying from Montreal to Vancouver with Air Canada

September 27th, 2017 by

Matt Brown flies Air aboard Canada AC305 from Montreal to Vancouver. Plane: An Air Canada A320. Class: Economy Class. Seat: 25D – an aisle seat, it was comfortable enough for an economy seat. I choose the aisle so I could…

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A close encounter with kiwi on Kapiti Island

September 26th, 2017 by

Ashleigh Collis explores Kapiti Island nature reserve, where the little spotted kiwi population is thriving I’ve often sat on the black sands of Horowhenua’s coastline and looked over at the rugged and seemingly uninhabited Kapiti…

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Kilauea: Hitting the hot spots

September 26th, 2017 by

The great lava field of Kilauea volcano awes Pamela Wade “If the coast guard asks, tell him half a mile,” said Jake, as we bobbed on the sea just three metres from the lava. Clouds of steam swirled around us, warm and smelling…

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Inside the ultimate man cave: Austria’s Hangar-7

September 26th, 2017 by

The hills are alive with the smell of aviation gas, writes Grant Bradley from inside Red Bull’s shed in Salzburg Close to half a million tourists visit Salzburg for Sound of Music tours, while others flock to see Mozart’s birthplace.For…

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Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: Groins of New York – making a fool of myself in a karaoke bar

September 26th, 2017 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. I hadn’t even noticed the artwork. I was just focused on settling some jangly nerves ahead of hearing my name read out to sing. My first song choice was Paul…

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